Edinburgh Contrasts – Liz Lochhead and Roger Day

What a fascinating afternoon and evening I had yesterday in Edinburgh! In the afternoon I managed to get to the wonderful Edinburgh book festival and listen to Ruth Wishart interviewing the poet, Liz Lochhead.   Then I went to a somewhat different event involving Roger Day.    Who he? I suspect that many more people who read … More Edinburgh Contrasts – Liz Lochhead and Roger Day

LED 5 – Barcelona, Charlottesville – Glasgow Pride – Love is Love – Sarah Champion – The Real Modern Slavery – Google’s Tolerance – Endeavour – Is the Church like an Empty Whisky Bottle? – Kris Kristofferson

Light Engaging Darkness 5 – 1) Feel the Hate – Barcleona, Finland and Charlottesville – The world seems full of violence and hate.  one person killed in Charlottesville by a far right extremist, another two in Finland and 14 in Barcelona by Islamists.    What has astounded me, and it really shouldn’t because now  we … More LED 5 – Barcelona, Charlottesville – Glasgow Pride – Love is Love – Sarah Champion – The Real Modern Slavery – Google’s Tolerance – Endeavour – Is the Church like an Empty Whisky Bottle? – Kris Kristofferson

Kevin McKenna – It is time to stand up to those who wish to criminalise faith – article in The Herald

I have been arguing for years that our society is becoming more intolerant, not less and that in rejecting our Christian roots we will end up rejecting our Christian fruits (including tolerance).   I have tried, often without success, to get this message, into the secular media – but occasionally there are shafts of light … More Kevin McKenna – It is time to stand up to those who wish to criminalise faith – article in The Herald

The Times, The Secularists and the Challenge of Education for the Churches

I love the old KJV version of Psalm 41:3 – although the metrical version leaves a bit to be desired! 3 God will give strength when he on bed of languishing doth mourn; And in his sickness sore, O Lord, thou all his bed wilt turn. IN my juvenile mind (not so long ago I … More The Times, The Secularists and the Challenge of Education for the Churches

GE17 – The Hubris, Hysteria, Hypocrisy and Hopelessness – Plus Prediction of Result

Sitting in my office at St Peters, which has now been turned into the polling station for a day,  I cannot forget this is an important day for the UK as one of the most important elections in decades takes place.    I usually make myself a hostage to fortune by offering a prediction on … More GE17 – The Hubris, Hysteria, Hypocrisy and Hopelessness – Plus Prediction of Result

The Return of the Tories? – A Guide to the UK Election in Scotland

Do you feel like Brenda? I think a lot of us are getting fed up of politics – even those political geeks like me who are fascinated by it. Referenda, local elections, national elections – it does seem never-ending.  But for me the biggest problems is the dumbed down tribalism, the twitterisation of politics.   … More The Return of the Tories? – A Guide to the UK Election in Scotland

Letter from Nicola Sturgeon Calling for a National Day of Prayer

Dear Mr Robertson, I am writing to you and other Scottish church leaders to ask for your help in organising a national day of prayer. As you are aware Scotland is at a crossroads.  We face many threats and opportunities. And yet we are a nation divided.   Many see, as I do, the way … More Letter from Nicola Sturgeon Calling for a National Day of Prayer